I’m pleased to announce our next lecture as part of the OSU Geotechnical Engineering Lecture Series, which will be given by Prof. Ikuo Towhata " Ground Water is More Important in Triggering Landslides than so far Supposed"

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Ikuo Towhata is Professor Emeritus in the University of Tokyo, Japan. Also, worked at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, and the Public Works Research Institute together with Univ. Tokyo. Presently he serves as Chair, Professional Image Committee of ISSMGE. Earlier he served as a Professor in the University of Tokyo from 1994 – 2015. He also served as a Distinguished visiting professor at IIT Bombay: July – December 2016 and the Life Fellow of the Indian Geotechnical Society. He received several prestigious awards namely 1998-1999 Shamsher Prakash Research Award, USA, of Soil Dynamics, 2005 Heritage Lecturer, International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2018 Shamsher Prakash ISET Award 2018 for Significant Contribution in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, the Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, December 2018, 2019 Ishihara Lecturer, TC203 on earthquake, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 7th Int. Conf. Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Rome, Japanese Geotechnical Society awards: best paper award twice, research contribution award, and technical development awards, Japan Society of Civil Engineers: Book publication award: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (2008) publ. from Springer. He served as Vice President for Asia, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering for the term 2013 to 2017 and President of the Japanese Geotechnical Society from 2014 to 2016. He published 500 research articles in international journals and conference proceedings.. See you then,


Time: Jan 27, 2022  (start time: 1:00 am) PST